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FESTIVALS Ireland

Garage, Kings set to impress Toronto

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Garage, Kings set to impress Toronto

Irish festival favourites Garage [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ed Guiney
interview: Jean-François Deveau
interview: Lenny Abrahamson
film profile
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and Kings continue their inexorable march with the Toronto International Film Festival next in their sights. The films have been selected to screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

Tom CollinsKings follows a group of men from Connemara who emigrate to London in the late 70s. A friend’s tragic death forces them to confront a few bitter realities.

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Lenny Abrahamson’s CICAE Cinema Award winner Garage will also have its North American premiere at the festival. The film follows a misfit petrol station caretaker’s search for love.

Both films were made with the participation of the Irish Film Board, whose CEO Simon Perry said, “Irish cinema continues to receive international recognition at the highest levels. Toronto is a vital festival especially for the US market. I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the makers of Garage and Kings, two of the most courageous and moving Irish films produced this year.”

The films will be released in Ireland this autumn.

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